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Dunedin is an historic university city set around a long and beautiful harbour sheltered by the stunning Otago Peninsula.Address: 26 Princes Street, Dunedin, New Zealand Dunedin & Otago
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Contact Name: iSITE Dunedin
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Dunedin is an historic university city set around a long and beautiful harbour sheltered by the stunning Otago Peninsula.
Exquisite examples of Victorian and Edwardian architecture punctuate a compact cityscape with a vibrant culture reflected in an eclectic array of kerbside cafés, antiques stores and boutique fashion outlets.
Natural wonders abound on the Otago Peninsula, which is home to the world’s only mainland breeding colony of the royal albatross, colonies of rare yellow-eyed penguins, New Zealand sea lions and fur seals, as well as Larnach Castle, New Zealand’s only castle.
Scots Free Church settlers arrived here in 1848, they found a rugged paradise and sought to forge a living. Whalers and traders preceded them, and relations had been established with the region’s Kai Tahu people. Maori had inhabited this area - Otepoti - for centuries. More
Heritage and Architecture
Gold rushes in Otago in the 1860s were the catalyst for rapid economic growth in Dunedin. The number and quality of Victorian and Edwardian buildings extant suggests both the wealth of those years, and the fact that the following century was quieter. More
Art & Culture
We’re an arty bunch down here - in fact many consider Dunedin New Zealand’s arts and learning centre. For a small city, we have strong cultural institutions - think Otago Museum, Hocken Library, Dunedin Public Art Gallery - and support a vibrant arts scene. More
Facts & Figures
Dunedin is located on the South East coast of the South Island. It is a city nestled in tree-clad hills at the head of a spectacular harbour. Dunedin is the main centre of, and the gateway to, the Otago region. More
Dunedin has a temperate climate and four seasons, each with their own distinctive beauty.
There’s some frost in winter and very occasional snowfalls which usually clear during the day. Temperatures reach 20° – 25°C in the summer months, 13° – 17°C in autumn, 9° – 12°C in the winter months and 12° – 17°C in spring.
What to Wear
Comfortable layers. Bring a coat and comfortable footwear – especially if visiting the wildlife on Otago Peninsula. Warm clothing is necessary for the winter months (June-August).
There are webcams throughout Dunedin including the Octagon, Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin Railway Station, St Clair Beach, Surf cam, St Clair coastline view, University of Otago Clock tower, Port Container and Taiaroa Heads.
Hours of work
Summer (November to March)
Monday to Friday: 8.30am - 5.30pm, Saturday, Sunday 8.45am - 5.30pm and Public Holidays: 9am - 5pm
Winter (April - October)
Monday to Friday: 8.30am - 5.30pm, Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: 9am - 5pm
Dunedin is a very accessible city, but is also hilly. If you arrive in the city and do not have a vehicle, buses and taxis are plentiful and reliable. Getting around the city itself is relatively easy, as distances are not great. Independent transport options include public bus, rental car or taxi. If driving to Otago Peninsula, allow 30 minutes to Larnach Castle, and 45-60 minutes to Taiaroa Head.
Renaissance Revival architecture.